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Originally Posted by SoonerLater
What's the value of a used Dahon III?
When were they last made?
I'm looking at buying a used one and need a little guidance.
I believe they were last made in the 1980s. Some people do buy these as cheap fixer-uppers. I doubt if anyone values them much, yet, as collectibles.
On Ebay, I may have seen them go for as much as $100 not counting shipping, when the bidders got a little silly. Most seem to go for less. Personally, I wouldn't buy one for even the likely shipping cost of $40-$50. You'll hear of people picking them up at garage sales for $5-$20.
If you do buy this one, be sure to figure in the likely cost of restoring it to rideable condition. Any bike this old, regardless of what it was like originally, probably needs a fair amount of work.